The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan’s 2.0-liter turbo-4 The turbo-4 is rated at 184 horsepower and 221 pound-feet of torque and it shuttles power to either the front or all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic. Fuel economy isn’t one of the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan’s assets. At 21 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined with all-wheel drive, it’s easily outpaced by rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Forester.
Although it’s now in its second model year, this generation of Tiguan still hasn’t been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It has, however, received a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Tiguan can be equipped with a full complement of driver-assistance features, but significant chunks of that equipment can be had only in upper trim levels, while other features are found in entry-level versions that require the addition of the Driver Assistance package. Key safety features include:
- Available automated emergency braking
- Available blind-spot monitoring
- Available adaptive cruise control